Pesticides and food: It’s not a black and white issue

Special 6-part series starting on

FIRST ARTICLE: Has pesticide use decreased over the last 40 years?

India loses faith in GM cotton

Ten years after it was introduced to India, genetically modified cotton is not living up to its promise. It is ...

The upside of Frankenfood: Can GM crops reduce global food insecurity?

Last month, when I summarized the views of Calestous Juma, professor of the practice of international development at Harvard, on ...

Researchers showcase ‘easy’ GM tracking technology

A new technology could help to monitor and track genetically modified crops in the food processing chain, say researchers ...

Balancing needs and fears in the GM crop debate

On Wednesday's Today programme a spokesman for the Rothamsted biologists doing the "urging" (Scientists send video plea to anti-GM crop ...

Octopus genes may foretell climate rise problems

Now, genetic evidence from an Antarctic octopus reveals that this may have happened at some point in the not-too-distant past ...
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A chance to move the GM debate on

Will something come of it after all? On Tuesday, crop scientists at one of Britain's leading agricultural centres pleaded with ...

Kenya: The GM debate is more than about biosafety

This month, after almost a decade of intense debate, Kenya is expected to become the third country in Sub-Saharan Africa ...

Genetically modified food labels legislation fails in Connecticut

A key Connecticut lawmaker says efforts to enact state legislation requiring labeling of genetically modified food died in the face ...
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Why GM crops are a moral necessity

Professor of international development at Harvard, Calestous Juma has called on Africa to form an "International Institute for Biotechnology" that ...

Green fuel is possible with artificial ecosystems

Algae could become an important source of sustainable biofuel, as production doesn't compete with food crops for land. But we ...

Busy beekeepers

“The role of the backyard beekeeper is extremely valuable,” said Serge Labesque, one of the North Bay's most knowledgable beekeepers, ...

Monsanto’s deep roots in Washington

Love it or hate it -- and there are plenty of people on either side -- the company controls much ...

GM crops still far from mass cultivation

Genetically-modified (GM) maize has yet to be grown en masse as there is still a requirement for tests if the ...

GM critics in Malyasia on attack

Contrary to national interest, Or hopelessly flawed. Take your pick. Whatever your choice, in what is billed as the Great ...

Turkey’s biosafety law causes heavy losses to agri-food chain

According to the new Economic Impact Assessment by British consultant Graham Brookes (PG Economics), Turkey’s biosafety law has had a ...

Beekeepers win ban on GMOs in Poland

Monsanto’s Mon810 corn, genetically engineered to produce a mutant version of the insecticide Bt, has been banned in Poland following ...

Why is the Gates Foundation helping Monsanto push GMOs?

Monsanto and the Gates Foundation claim genetically modified crops will revolutionize agriculture in Kenya, but critics warn the technology is ...

Consumers trust food biotech, industry survey says

The International Food Information Council (IFIC) 2012 "Consumer Perceptions of Food Technology & Sustainability" survey shows that Americans remain highly ...

Frankenfoods at Whole Foods Market grocery causes dispute

Even in a city full of people working for Monsanto, virtually everyone wants labels on food with genetically modified organisms ...

GM food worm its way penetrating Vietnamese market

In April 2012, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) informed that there had been no final experiment result ...

Africa: Global and national resistance to GMOs

Our focus in this presentation is on modern biotechnology in crops and animal species. Traditional biotechnology is as old as ...

Scientists now raise fears on safety of GMOs

Dr Lubano Kizito of the Kenya Medical Research Institute said the human health is crucial and thus safety issues that ...

Tanzania: Call for review of GMO rules

SOME stakeholders in the cotton industry have demanded the strict liability clause in bio-safety regulatory framework to be removed to ...

Grant will help scientists uncover hidden soybean genes

Soybeans are the world's largest single source of vegetable protein and edible oil, already used to make livestock feed, soymilk, ...

Molecular genetics helps ‘undress’ mutton

Under the supervision of Murdoch agricultural scientist Professor David Pethick, he borrowed an idea from molecular genetics to test the ...
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Opinions on genetic engineering that aren’t worth a bean

Just in time for Earth Day in April, a Stanford Magazine article about the farming of soybeans offered a rich ...
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Should GMOs in food products be labeled?

Consumers may not know exactly what genetically modified food is, but chances are they’re eating it. A local grocer is ...

Misplaced protest against GMO

Plant scientists at Rothamsted Research, a complex of buildings and fields in Hertfordshire, UK, that prides itself on being the ...